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Phillip Island Nature Park

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Address: 1013 Ventnor Road | Summerlannds Estate, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 59 512 820
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island NatureParks includes...
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island NatureParks includes Australia’s most popular wildlife attraction,the Penguin Parade, our Australian historic working farm,Churchill Island and our natural and wild koalas at KoalaConservation Centre—all located on one island.
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A real wildlife experience

In November 2014 a friend and I visited Philip Island. We went to both the Penguin Parade and the Koala Conservation Centre on different days and really enjoyed both. We paid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Katty182
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

In November 2014 a friend and I visited Philip Island. We went to both the Penguin Parade and the Koala Conservation Centre on different days and really enjoyed both. We paid extra to get the best seats at the Penguin Parade (Penguins Plus) and it did not disappoint. If you have small children I would recommend spending the extra so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you like native wild life you will definitely love the penguins. The management and staff are so committed and you are able to see the penguins up close and personal, as they make their way home at night to feed their pups. A pity overseas tourists do not take any notice of the no photography signs, that are posted... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Not a big fan of this place. Animals all seem unhappy, grounds are very dry and looks like it is in desperate need of a huge overhall

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by this nature park on our way into Cowes. There are several walkways, including two which take you up into the canopy, where with luck you will be within a few feet of sleeping or feeding koalas. A great experience.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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38 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I read a few of reviews with complaints about the behaviour of inconsiderate tourists. We visited through an organised tour and they arranged for the 'Penguins Plus' Viewing Platform for us which was really worth it as there is a limit to the number of people on the platform and all can see well. People were generally behaving themselves. The... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This should have been a beautiful experience, one that we had been looking forward to for ages. But it was spoilt by ignorant Japanese and Indian tourists. We were all warned not to take flash photography or stand up, which most of us did, but as soon as the penquins started to walk up the beach they all stood up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We attended the parade last night and left in disgust after the terrible behavior of the overseas tourists. We were all warned several times about being quiet, no moving around quickly, no filming - but that was all ignored and appeared to fall on deaf ears. Once the penguins began to land- they all began standing up and talking loudly-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Great for hand feeding and getting up close to the kangaroos and seeing some of Australia's most famous wildlife. Watch out for lots of kangaroo poop on the ground as they are free range so wear closed shoes!

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New Delhi, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If in or around Melbourne, do not miss taking a half day or full day trip to PI.here is where one of nature's enigmatic ways is clearly witnesses and leaves one with several unanswered questions....how does this happen?, how do the little midgets communicate or navigate and get back to the same place ,at the same time in such large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, highlighting the ruggedness of our coastline, the abundance of wildlife, seals out at Seal Rocks, fledgling penguins in the doorways of their nesting boxes, various species of birds. Walk is all on easy managable boardwalk, suitable for all ages. Worth the effort

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